Max Meisel

Max talks about his crush on Kristen, dating advice from Bethenny, picking panties, and building bassinets!

on Jul 22, 20100

 

So that's where I've been these last two weeks… getting a haircut!

Yes, that late car a couple weeks ago at the JCC event was all a result of me scurrying over to a nice Jewish girl to get her phone number. I chose to tell Bethenny about it only after I went on a date with her because I wanted to have something to show for it. While Bethenny and Jason were on their honeymoon, the Bat Mitzvah and I went to Shake Shack on our first date. I know - I'm such a romantic. It was actually her idea and I certainly wasn't going to oppose. How can you not love a girl who can scarf down a burger!?

Now as for Kristen Farrell, Kristen is a girl who owns a jewelry shop in Soho. Bethenny has a great relationship with her and her family and always gets tons of jewelry there, including her and Jason's engagement rings. As a result, I am constantly running back and forth to Kristen's store picking up and dropping off different items. She's got style, she's a talent artist, and she's always joking around about something, which totally catches my attention before I even acknowledge how pretty she is. I would love to take this girl on a date and we've made enough small talk to convince me it wouldn't completely take her by surprise, however, I'd like to get Bethenny's input as to how I should go about it. I was hoping Bethenny would play matchmaker to make things easier, however, I've had a Bar Mitzvah and with that I know I need to carry out the responsibilities of being a man - which include asking girls on dates without the help of my boss. I trust Bethenny's advice and she is a great source when I need the girl perspective, but she was quite confusing when she gave me the Skinnygirl dish on how I should approach Kristen. At first she told me not to be too confident, then she said to be confident, and I was just befuddled as all hell. I need to be thinking what everyone else is probably thinking, "Man up and just f*ckin' do it!"

 

33 comments
Debbie79
Debbie79

Hi Max, You were very cute when it came to asking Kristen out. When you like someone, I think we all get extremely shy. I'm sure your date with her will be great. What was up with Robert Verdi? I've seen him before and he seemed ok, but on last nights show...what a creep. If I were Bethenny I wouldn't use his services any longer with how he treated you. You did okay (I guess) on the panty run again....maybe next time call Julie when you are at the store for sizes, colors, styles....ok? Other than that, you are a joy to watch every week and don't let a Robert Verdi make you feel bad about yourself where you need to explain the type of person you are. We all see the kind of person you are every week (sweet).....and we all saw Mr. Verdi for the kind of person he is (he shouldn't be too proud of himself). Enjoy your date and keep a positive attitude Max.

Jillejo
Jillejo

Dude,

So how did the date with Kristen work out? Please let us know!

Dee Pittsburgh
Dee Pittsburgh

Maxx, you need to be more interesting...or just act interesting. My daughter is into everything there. What are you doing? Scarf a burger? COme on that is trash talk. You are in NYC now.

a sparkling ray
a sparkling ray

You are a Saint!...with GREAT patience! I can't imagine working for Bethenny and dealing with all of her drama,manic behavior,and meltdowns. I think between you and Jason you cab defuse her habitual crisis.

Shana
Shana

Was nobody else disturbed by the salesgirl trying to sell a thong to someone buying "I just had a baby underwear". Although I have not experienced pregnancy and therefore childbirth yet, I really don't think that I would want to wear a g-string after popping a baby out of there...

Dcet
Dcet

Max

You are so funny on this show and I love the chemistry that you all have together! You seem to be a nice and cool guy! Always stay that way.

KY
KY

I love you on the show!

Sarah1234
Sarah1234

Max,

You were hilarious picking out the "I just had a baby panties"!!! I am a 54 year old woman, and even I didn't know there were so many types to choose from, so take heart. You have been a wonderful addition to the show and if there is a season 2, I hope to see you still on it.

BTW, my husband caught the whole panty scene and was laughing so hard along with me. He is the lingerie buyer in the house, since if left to my own devices, I'd just have cotten, comfortable everything. The one trick I taught him, you already know... when picking out ladies lingerie and nightgowns, too (all types) you must feel the fabric, especially lace, because as beautiful a piece may be, the lace, if it isn't very soft will chafe and scratch the skin, making the wearing horribly uncomfortable. He checks everything he buys for me and even taught our son the Art of Lingerie Buying as part of his growing up experience ;-)) . Believe me, your lady will thank you for being so considerate. Good luck to you.

MAX FAN
MAX FAN

Max, if I were 10 years younger, I would simply love to date you. I find you adorable, witty, and extremely helpful in the panties department:) I agree with Bethenny. Humor works well. Poke some fun ar yourself. You are cute enough to get away with it. Keep up the good work with panty picking, etc.

malliecat
malliecat

I think Bethenny makes you do this on purpose because she wants to get a reaction from you. Hey, you gotta learn about granny panties sooner or later, lol

Carolyn L
Carolyn L

Hi Max, glad your still hanging in there with all the drama going on. and what was julie's problem not helping you with the bassinet? I know she had the instructions, but she could have at least help you put the bassinet together,I thought she was kinda rude toward you. And as for Kristen, be yourself and you will be just fine.

 rhiannon
rhiannon

Max, you are very handsome, so go for it when you see a girl you want to date. I thought your idea was great when it came to approaching Kristen. Bethenny's advice may have been too curt.

Anne K.
Anne K.

Max - I was in stitches with this episode because you couldn't have been the most clueless person sent for these tasks. Panties and bassinets being chosen by a 24-yr old straight guy? What a hoot. I love you on this show. Don't change ever. You're charming!

MaxFan-Boston, MA
MaxFan-Boston, MA

Max, You have the cutest smile - evah!! I love how you do job without complaining, not matter how funny they are. You are one handsome, young dude - damn I wish I was younger:( Be yourself when you ask Kristen out, just be you and I'm sure you will win her over!! Love from Boston, Elle

Gloria Reyes-Moore
Gloria Reyes-Moore

OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE? I don't know Max, you may be out of your league with Kristen! you can't be acting like a 16 yr old & thats how you tend to act! don't get me wrong, love you dearly, you are a great asset to the 'team' but act so corney most the time. is it shyness? slow down in your approach to Kristen, she is a very classy gal you could blow it acting so childish.... hope you get to stay with Bethenny things are going to get more ' complicated' very soon now! so hang in there hope you can.

Dee Pittsburgh
Dee Pittsburgh

Max, I would forget asking Kristen out. You don't seem to have anything in common. If you can't even handle picking out the correct panties(this is the second time you had to do this), then what is the point? Money marries money...remember that.

Fun2know
Fun2know

Max, you are so cute!!!! I was laughing so hard at you picking out panties and putting the bassinet together that I had to watch the show a second time last night. Thanks for making me smile every Thursday night. I can't wait for the next episode.

Wynn
Wynn

I also think Bethenny sees you like a little brother. I love that you and Jason are both men enough to be subject to the TDMI(too damn much information), that is a woamn's conversation from time to time(B's vadge, the panties, etc). And for that viewer who said there's too much talk-talk of it, what can you expect, she's pregnant and it's unknown territory. I love the show.

CKP
CKP

You are so funny!! I love about your easygoing, yet gentleman quality!! and glad to see the interaction with your miniboss/partner, lovable Julie!

Shirley2
Shirley2

Love, love, love this show! You are adorable as are the rest of the cast! This show makes me laugh and sometimes it brings tears to my eyes. I enjoy every moment and look forward to the next episode! This a thousand times better than the housewives of New York!

kaycee214
kaycee214

Max, you are too adorable and will make a great husband some day!

@Jfigue
@Jfigue

I think what Bethenny ment was dont be cocky, be confident.

bootsie
bootsie

Max, love you I think the panty-picking thing is a joke between Julie and Bethenny on you,at least you are getting some experience on picking out presents for your future wife loved your old hair style better, but you can't please everyone so please yourself.

Princess07
Princess07

Max you had me on the floor laughing when you had to buy panties. Bethanney sees you as a little brother and we all know the little brother is the one that gets teased all the time. lol!!! But you did great.

Viewer   Debbie K.
Viewer Debbie K.

Max, I raised two adult sons, and believe me...you haven't lost your "mojo!" Picking panties is a great thing for you to learn...now you are able to buy lingerie for any woman you choose! So, Bethenny HAS come in handy for you, believe it or not! You're just a cutie!

InStitches
InStitches

i would love to be your big sister right now and i'll be teasing you incessantly! probably till you're old and in adult diapers. that was hilarious! i'm curious to know if your resume will say "panty picker"

Annie A
Annie A

Max, Great to see that you are willing to go above & beyond the normal assistant duties. Keep up to good work-you're a riot to watch, thanks for the laughs!

Sanlee
Sanlee

Tooo funny! I was laughing my head off when you were trying to pick out panties in last night's show!

underwearer
underwearer

I'm kinda tired of seeing and hearing about B's vadge, underwear and peeing episodes. You must be a patient person.

sara1
sara1

You were cute tonight, poor thing, so lost in all the baby drama, LOL!

susane0530
susane0530

Max: You were very sweet and cute the way you were picking out underwear for Bethenny!!

Bliss
Bliss

As much as I love watching Bethenny, you are the breath of awkward fresh air! You're adorable, good luck with the jewelry gal!